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Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco

The Sisters of the Presentation's archival collections reflect the institutional history of the Sisters of Presentation and their various individual ministries since the time of their foundation in San Francisco, California in 1854 up to the present day.  The unique historical materials reflect the sisters’ participation in these ministries and that of their relationship to those served through these ministries.

Collections spanning the years since 1854 document the sisters’ lives and their ministries in California, New Mexico and Washington; and on sisters’ ministries in response to Vatican II, including mission work in Mexico and Guatemala, and their involvement in social justice issues.  Administrative records include minutes of general councils, chapter assemblies and various committees, including national and international groups. Additional collections include artifacts such as objects from convent life; photographs; scrapbooks; and audiovisual materials.

Areas of research include geneaology, the histories of women in Catholicism, education, Irish-Americans, American Catholicism, and the history of San Francisco. Other areas of research include social justice, spirituality, religious formation, and religious life. 

Contact Information: 
Presentation Archives
2340 Turk Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
Telephone: (415) 751-0406
Open:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, by appointment.

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Description:   A teleconference created by the Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco to educate members of their congregation located in various convents and residences throughout California about the Sanctuary Movement. The teleconference features a moderated panel discussion and call-in question and answer segment describing the conflicts and humanitarian conditions in Guatemala and El Salvador, the specific number of refugees from those countries located in the Bay Area, the social...
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